Yermín Mercedes debuts this Tuesday against Águilas Cibaeñas


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Yermín Mercedes debuts this Tuesday against Águilas Cibaeñas

The Tigers also announced that pitcher Génesis Cabrera is preparing in the Parallel, as are shortstop Sergio Alcántara, Chris Owings and Andrew Knizner.

The receiver and designated hitter Yermin Mercedes heads the list of new incorporations that would be receiving the Tigres del Licey in the coming days, as reported by the team.

Mercedes, who had a historic start to the 2021 Major League Baseball season with the Chicago White Sox, confirmed his own debut in the season of LIDOM through his Instagram account.

The 28-year-old player was seen in action this Monday in the LIDOM Parallel League preparing for his incorporation with the blue team of the Capital.

Yermín participated in 68 games in the Major Leagues, finishing with a batting average of .271 with 7 homers and 37 RBIs, in a campaign marked by controversy with his manager Tony Larussa.

In addition, the Tigers reported that shortstop Sergio Alcantara and the reliever Genesis Cabrera they are training to join the team in the next few days.

Alcantara participated in 89 games last season with the Chicago Cubs in the Major Leagues with 45 hits, 30 runs scored and 17 RBIs with 3 steals, seeing action in third base, middle and short stops.

In Cabrera’s case, he reached his third season with the St. Louis Cardinals and in 2021 he saw action in 71 games with a 3.73 ERA, striking out 77 opponents in 70 innings of work.

Licey also announced that the veteran of 9 seasons in the Major Leagues Chris Owings and the receiver Andrew KniznerCabrera’s teammate on the Cardinals, are also preparing in the Parallel League for their integration into LIDOM.

The Tigers have a record of 7 wins and 8 losses this season, but they have accumulated 3 consecutive wins since they made changes of manager and general manager in the organization.


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